Kick-Start your Academic Career by Publishing in this Peer-Reviewed Journal
The editorial board of INTER-SECTION happily invites contributions from ambitious archaeology students, or recent graduates, of Leiden University’s Faculty of Archaeology. We welcome all sorts of article submissions, as long as they are based on the original work of the author and contribute to the broader understanding of a relevant archaeological problem. The ideal starting point for such publications are Bachelor and (Research-)Master theses, as well as written assignments for courses that have an inquisitive character. If you wish to submit an article to INTER-SECTION it is important to thoroughly read the guidelines below. In order to ensure the publication of the journal once a year, the deadlines are strictly managed. If you have any additional questions concerning the application process you are welcome to contact the Editorial Board via email or address them in person.
· The applicant is a (recently graduated) student of archaeology at Leiden University · Submissions are the product of original and individually performed research · The applicant is supported by a staff member of the Faculty of Archaeology · All submissions are in English (although communication with the editorial board can be in Dutch)
Submission and Review Process
INTER-SECTION is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal. This means that the submission process involves a number of steps to warrant the quality of the published material. In the first place, all contributors are requested to find a faculty staff member with whom they discuss their ideas for publication. Together with this staff member, the contributor writes a brief proposal in which he/she introduces themselves as well as the subject to be published (following the Proposal Submission Form). The proposals are reviewed by the members of the Editorial Board, which will make a decision whether a proposal qualifies for publication after consult with the Advisory Committee.
The authors of the accepted proposals will write a first manuscript (following the Manuscript Submission Guidelines) which is sent to the Editorial Board before the deadline. These manuscripts are subjected to peer-review and therefore should be considered 'finished' by the author. In order to prevent rejection, frequent discussions with your faculty staff reference before submission are highly recommended. The Editorial Board will consult their Advisory Committee to find an appropriate peer-reviewer in the specific archaeological discourse. This reviewer advises the Editorial Board to accept/adjust/reject the manuscript (following the Peer-Review Form), after which the board informs the applicants of their decisions. Besides a review of the overall quality of the article, the peer-review is set up in a way that it also provides direct feedback to the author.
Manuscripts that require modifications are sent back to the author who re-submits the edited manuscript before the second manuscript deadline. After final submissions, the Editorial Board will test whether the author has processed the required adjustments and inform them on this. The board composes a draft version of the journal which is then sent out for formatting and printing. All contributing authors will receive a pdf version of their article and are encouraged to distribute it within their personal network. A complete pdf version of each journal will be published on this website and broadly advertised.